He will always be known as the man who created The Lord Of The Rings books, now J.R.R Tolkien will have his own story on the big screen with Tolkien.
Today Fox Searchlight announced the film now has an official release date in the UK and Ireland. That date will be 3rd May 2019 with the American cinematic release date 7 days later on 10th May.
J.R.R Tolkien (John Ronald Reuel Tolkien) will be played by Nicholas Hoult with Lilly Collins as his muse, wife Edith Bratt. Dome Karukoski (Tom Of Finland) is directing the film in what looks like his English language feature debut.
There’s no denying Tolkien’s books of Middle Earth truly inspired an generation of Fantasy writers. You could easily say George R.R Martin may have not written Game Of Thrones with reading Lord Of The Rings. Hard to belief it’s nearly 20 years since Peter Jackson achieved what some called the impossible by bringing those books to the big screen.
The idea of the film has been around since 2013 with production starting in late 2017 only to disappear of the radar. The film will explore the writers early years from his marriage to the World War One which his experience inspired the books.
Fox Searchlight released a synopsis for the film…
Tolkien will explore the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels.
The film will also co-star Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Ferris and Derek Jacobi.
Tolkien will be released in the UK and Ireland on 3rd May (The U.S on 10th May).